You love the idea of faster, easier cleaning with a steam mop but wonder if you can use one on your beautiful laminate floors, right?
The answer is no in the majority of cases and I’ll explain why.
Don’t worry, though, I’ve got a couple of solutions for you! I wouldn’t leave you high and dry. I know you want to get the job done more quickly and easily.
What is Laminate?
Laminate is manufactured flooring that most often resembles the look of natural hardwood but is made from layers of material pressed together. Those layers include a top coat (the seal coat that protects the flooring), a picture of the texture (yes, do you believe that? It’s a PICTURE of wood!), a wood composite layer, maybe a structure layer for support, and finally a moisture barrier on the bottom.
It comes in squares or planks that click together and is meant to be installed without the use of glues or adhesives. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been busy this morning scouting out Cyber Monday deals on steam mops to share with you and found a couple of interesting finds for 2014.
I’ll continue to update this page as I come across additional savings opportunities.
You can click on any of the images or links below to learn more about each deal. If you come across any you think I should add please feel free to share in the comments section. Thanks! Read the rest of this entry
After having gone through thousands of online reviews about steam mops I’ve noticed five issues that come up over and over. Thought I might put an end to a few of those myths before you, too, fall into their trap.
These misunderstandings have been niggling at me the past couple of weeks and the more I come across them, the more I wince.
Ever talked to someone who has a catch phrase that they use over and over and once you become aware of it you can’t help noticing it? You start counting how many times they use it in a sentence or you place bets with your friends on how long before it comes out of their mouths again.
I think there was a whole “How I Met Your Mother” episode about that very thing…but I digress…
The fact that these same questions or beliefs keep coming up, though, is a sure-fire indicator that there’s some confusion out there regarding how steam mops work and what they will and will not do. If you understand these five things going in, you’ll be better equipped to make a good decision and will be more satisfied with the product you get. Read the rest of this entry
Have you ever wondered how much you spend each year mopping the floors in your home? I compared the costs of different mop types to figure out the answer to that very question.
In my calculations I included everything I could think of – water usage, cleaning solution costs, electricity used by steam mops, replacement costs for chemicals and pads and even the amount of time each method requires.
I know – sounds geeky, right? But I really am a spreadsheet addict and I like to dig into the facts so for me this was fun. (Yeah, I’m a blast at parties!) Read the rest of this entry
I hate buying something and being disappointed that the product didn't perform as well as I expected. Don't you?
So I started writing steam mop reviews by analyzing every aspect of each model thoroughly and putting my information together here in one location.
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